Satellite Satellite Yaogan 4 (Remote Sensing Satellite 4) of People´s Liberation Army (C41)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Satellite Yaogan 4 (Remote Sensing Satellite 4)
Country of Operator/Owner China (PR)
Operator/Owner People´s Liberation Army (C41)
Users Government
Purpose Remote Sensing
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 635
Apogee (km) 658
Eccentricity 0.0016389938003278
Inclination (degrees) 97.8
Period (minutes) 97.7
Launch Mass (kg.) 2700
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 01-12-2008
Expected Lifetime
Contractor Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST)
Country of Contractor China (PR)
Launch Site Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
Launch Vehicle Long March 2D
COSPAR Number 2008-061A
NORAD Number 33446
Comments Scientific research, land resources surveying, crop yield estimate and disaster prevention and relief.


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